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Airplanes and events. ICAO signs new agreements to better align international aviation standardization

Montreal, Canada - With RTCA, EUROCAE, SAE and ARINC

ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) concluded new technical information sharing agreements yesterday to help ensure greater alignment between its global standards for international aviation and the related work being pursued by RTCA, the European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE), SAE International, and ARINC Industry Activities. The four memoranda were signed on the sidelines of the UN aviation agency’s Second "Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium" (GANIS/2), and establish new partnerships in aid of more integrated sectoral standards for communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems and air traffic management (ATM). Secretary General Fang Liu formalized the agreements on behalf of ICAO, and was joined on the occasion by the President of EUROCAE, Francis Schubert, the President of the RTCA, Margaret Jenny, SAE International’s Director of Aerospace Standards, David Alexander, and the Executive Director of ARINC Industry Activities, Michael D. Rockwell. In addition to aligning the work of the important agencies responsible for standards affecting international aviation operations, the new agreements also iron out some helpful aspects relating to confidentiality requirements and intellectual property rights. ICAO’s "GANIS 2017" event will conclude later this week, to be followed back-to-back by the Organization’s first ever "Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium" ("SANIS").

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